Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Monday, 17 October 2016

31 Days of Halloween...Day 17

I just can't believe that it's already day 17 of the 31 days challenge...the time seems to have flown. Well todays page features the this fabulous piece of artwork from the wonderful team over at SLS Lines.The paper in the background is the tune for a piece of music called Up and down the broom, which I found and I thought that it would be perfect for using at Halloween.The piece of music as far as I know is a traditional Irish tune.

It's looking a little grey here in the mountains today. It was raining heavens hard this morning and all the cats were sat in the parlour sulking but it seems to have stopped now and most have left the building. But looking at the clouds, it won't be long until they're all back. The reason that most of them are sulking though is the fact that they havefinished the cat biscuits...every single one of them. Now it's not as if they haven't got wet food..they have plenty..but the fact that they won't have any biscuits until delivery tomorrow, has sent them all into a tail spin. But I am putting my foot down..besides all their wet food..I think that 12kg of biscuits a fortnight is quite enough. And I wouldn't mind but that's with extras and scraps as

I've just had a phonecall from the council about getting a dropped kerb. It seems that yet again I'm going to be involved in a pass it along moment.It seems that Highways is not responsible, despite the fact that other departments say it's down to them. So it seems as if I will go round and round until I'm back to Highways again. And so it will continue. From what was said it seems that grants are available with another department even though it is highways who will have to do the work. I think I'm about to check out the law as I have been given to believe that every pavement by law should have a dropped kerb but we don't have a single dropped kerb in the village. I'm waiting to hear from a local councillor about the law and then I suppose I'll be speaking to all the same people The gentleman that called me today was involved with the problems with my path flooding due to the state that a pavement was left and it only took him 10 years plus to sort that out.. I'm beginning to feel as if I know him very

Well the coffee is definitely calling now and then I'll be waiting for a visitor. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.
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  1. Dance, dance dance! I love this image!

  2. Government takes its time - unless it wants something from
    you. it is very warm and sunny here, but very windy. I
    mulched up the leaves this morning and you couldn't tell it
    I'm glad the skeletons are having a dance party.
    Love this
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Love this image!!
    Watch your post...

  4. What a fun image this is - great piece of music
    to accompany this lovely couple.